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LIVE & DRY BLOOD ANALYSIS ONLINE TRAINING COURSE
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I already studied Live Blood Analysis but don’t feel I know enough, would the course benefit me?
We have students who studied LBA and don’t feel confident enough in their knowledge to practice. This course is ideal for that scenario. All the course is recorded so all the information can be viewed again and again, it is like having a training course repeated as often as you like.
The course and the manuals cover everything you need to know and don’t leave any gaps like most training courses and you won’t need to rely on your notes or your memory like you would with an attended training course.
The course has aready started can I still join?
Yes, all the mudules are recorded so you can catch up by watching the weeks you have missed.
I trained in LBA but only in Phase Contrast, would the course be good for me?
This course is in brightfield & darkfield microscopy which shows up anomalies much better than phase contrast.
You can take the course in phase contrast, just be aware that your results will not be as clear. We will certify you in phase contrast microscopy. If you have a phase contrast microscope and would like to upgrade to darkfield & brightfield, we will glady help you to do that too, it will involve some adjustment to your existing microscope or we can supply you with the right microscope for darkfield & brightfield.
Do you supply the microscopes?
Yes we supply microscopes for all your needs in Live & Dry Blood Analysis, please see our microscope page.
Who is the LBA online training course for?
The course is primarily geared to existing practitioners, especially nutritionists and fitness trainers, colonic hydration & detoxpractitioners etc. or to work with and complement another practice.
The value is in being able to monitor results.
I am a fitness trainer how can live blood analysis help my clients?
LBA is great for fitness trainers as establishing the blood type can really help in choosing the right diet and type of exercise for your client according to the blood type diet.
Do you have any criteria for example having to be therapists already?
Please see above, we are primarily geared to existing practitioners and we would expect students who intend to practice to have a diploma of some sort in Health, Fitness, Training, Nutrition or Anatomy & Physiology.
We have also been approached by some students who are taking the course purely for interest and their own research.
Can I do the course for interest without a medical background?
Yes, we have students taking the course for general interest.
I Live in USA and am on another time zone, how would that work?
We have students from all over the world, all modules are recorded so if you can’t be at your computer at the allotted time, you can view the recording and send your questions in to us.
I will not be able to attend every week, is it worth me joining?
All the modules are recorded so you catch view the missed weeks and catch up at your convenience.
What microscope do you recommend?
Please go to microscope page for specifications and our recommendation.
What qualifications are needed to practice live blood analysis? What is the legislation around using the blood analysis and what qualifications are required to register for the course? Do I need a medical background?
There are no formal regulations around live blood analysis, so in essence anyone can add it to their existing practice.The course is primarily geared to existing practitioners, nutritionists, fitness trainers, colonic hydration & detox practitioners etc. or to work with and complement any other practice.
We would expect trainers and practitioners to have a diploma of some sort in Health, Fitness, Training, Nutrition or Anatomy & Physiology.
It is a tool used in a natural health setting, so it is ideal for practitioners involved in natural health, nutritionists and naturopaths.
What’s the best way to get started?
To benefit from LBA you need a really good course – a high standard of training with as much information as possible. The theory is very important, but the practical aspects of LBA are also equally important because if you’re not able to take blood samples correctly then your results won’t be reliable. Your course needs to be comprehensive and the equipment you use (your microscope system) needs to be up to the correct specifications so you’re able to use LBA to its full potential from the beginning. I’ve often seen people who want to add LBA to their practice, but who don’t want to invest in a good enough system, so they start with a very basic system that doesn’t allow them to see everything they should be able to see with LBA and they never really fully benefit from LBA. So the theory, the practical proficiency and the correct equipment are all crucial.
How long does it take to really become proficient at live blood analysis?
It does require a bit of practice. One needs to be disciplined to learn the theory and practice the technique. The technique of collecting the blood samples is fairly easy to master and most students are completely proficient in this within a month. Most students are also able to identify the most common anomalies correctly within 1-2 months, but it is important to have as much knowledge as possible because clients often ask questions, and some clients are sceptical, so as a practitioner you need to have as much information to draw from as possible. You should be able to start practicing after 3 months and your proficiency will constantly improve as you see more and more clients and get hands-on experience with LBA.
How much experience does a person need to start practicing LBA?
You need to have enough practical experience with the microscope to be able to use the equipment easily without becoming distracted by the settings that need to be changed between brightfield and darkfield and so on. It doesn’t inspire confidence when an analyst fumbles around with the equipment – trying to work out what setting to change.
Having said that, we’ve really made a point to keep the system we recommend as user-friendly as possible, while not sacrificing on quality.
What are some of the common problems that people experience in setting up the new live blood analysis practice?
Well, I think what I mentioned earlier about having the correct equipment and training.
There are many courses in LBA that only cover the basics, there are also courses that only teach one school of thought, like pleomorphism. It’s important for the practitioner to get as much information as possible about the various conditions that can lead to a specific sign in the blood so that they can use this information in context with the client’s condition to best understand what needs to be addressed.
I’ve also found that your setup needs to be professional. Clients need to feel confident in you as a practitioner so one needs to have a proper practice setting.
Another potential pitfall is when clients don’t understand what we’re looking for in the blood. The practitioner should explain to the client beforehand that blood analysis is not used for medical diagnosis and we do not diagnose disease.
Is Enderlein theory of pleomorphism taught in the course?
Yes, we cover the theory of pleomorphism in detail and all the phases of development and the particular growth forms identified by Dr Enderlein. Under each anomaly we also discuss the pleomorphic perspective. The course however is not exclusively pleomorphic.
Do you teach phase contrast or darkfield?
The systems we use are fitted with brightfield and darkfield, so the images you’ll see in the course materials would be either brightfield or darkfield. We don’t use phase contrast because if you do brightfield and darkfield you won’t be able to see anything else by using phase contrast. Phase contrast was developed as a less expensive option to darkfield, but even with the best phase contrast systems you won’t be able to see everything you can with darkfield. That’s why we focus exclusively on brightfield and darkfield analysis of live blood.
What makes this course different from other courses?
This course draws from a variety of researchers, whereas other courses only offer one researcher’s view.
We cover live blood in brightfield and darkfield in great detail, as well as dry blood analysis.
The course is online, interactive, recorded and available any time which does away with workshops that require expensive travel and accommodation and where practitioners are left with just a manual and lacking important information with no back up or help when they start to practice.
No other course offers as much information and detail, plus a huge database of images and videos and charts.
Because the course draws from many researchers so you are likely to encounter a lot of information that is not covered in any other single course.
If I hire a room in a clinic is the equipment easy to transport?
We will show you how to convert a travel cabin bag (on wheels) so that you can wheel your microscope around easily. For air travel you will need the original protective box packaging or take it as hand luggage.
How often do you run the courses?
We will be running courses every 3 months, the courses fill up quickly so do book your place in plenty of time.
I would like to know if your course is recognized in the USA? I am interested and I would love to enrol in your class if I can practice it here?
There are no regulations for live blood analysis in the UK or USA, so anyone can practice it. There are however very strict regulations about medical devices and practices. Live blood analysis is a nutritional tool used in a natural health & wellness setting, so it is not a medical tool used for medical diagnosis. There is a vast amount of valuable information that you can gain from analysing live blood.
I’m sure you’ll agree that to use this amazing technique properly, you need the best training available. Our course is the most comprehensive course on the analysis of live and dry blood and we cover the do’s and don’ts and issues regarding legalities in detail during the course.
Would the online training be the best way to take the course or would I need hands on class?
Online training has many advantages: No need for expensive, time consuming travel and no need for expensive accommodation.
The course material is recorded so you have access to it any time you need.
You can study or learn whenever you want at your home or office at your time and convenience.
You can see all the modules as many times as you need.
You can concentrate on all the information, no need to take notes or try to remember everything.
You can refer to the course material anywhere, anytime, as long as you have an internet connection.
You get all the ongoing back up and support you need.
This course was designed to overcome all of the problems involved in a hands on course.
This course is also the most comprehensive course on the analysis of live and dry blood.
With this online course you will enjoy the benefits of being able to use this exciting tool to its full potential.
Could you give me a brief outline of the course and how it is presented?
The weekly webinars are interactive, interesting and very enoyable.
They are presented in 12 weekly modules via Go to Webinar which are recorded and sent out to attendees after the webinar.
They consist of in depth information, videos and pictures describing and explaining the material in the manual which is provided along with wall charts and all the information needed.
They are interactive with questions & answers and students are asked to submit their findings for review each week based on that weeks subject matter.
Whilst attending the webinars students are asked to prepare test cases for submission in the final 3 weeks for review to qualify for their certificate.
With this online course attendeesl enjoy the benefits of being able to use this exciting tool to its full potential.